Media contact: Janet C. Hart, APR, CFEE, Fellow PRSA (704) 927-8617
Multiple news sources are reporting that Mooresville based contractor, Richard Peter Farrant, has been arrested on a Caldwell County warrant for obtaining money under false pretenses.
According to articles in The Charlotte Observer and The Mooresville Tribune, Farrant posed as an energy audit specialist to sell windows or insulation products. After homeowners signed a contract and paid, the contracts were allegedly not fulfilled.
The Iredell County Sheriff's office stated that there may be victims in as many as six counties.
Pursuant to these news stories, BBB determined that Farrant has used at least four different business names including:
Consumers from nine counties in N.C. have filed a total of 44 complaints in the previous 36 months against the four businesses.
These counties include:
BBB has shared information on Richard Farrant with the Iredell County Sheriff's office.
BBB has tips for consumers on hiring a contractor:
For more information, please visit www.bbb.org.